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  1. Hi, I'm looking for a manual of the "Supra" rig, made by the french manufacturer "Parachute Shop". Can anyone help me?
  2. Thanks, this helped a lot.
  3. Hi, I'm looking for a closeup picture of a Mirage G4 multiring harness, especially the MLW over the hip ring. Is there a 3-point or 4-point cross-stitch? Would be cool if someone can help me, many thanks in advance.
  4. Yes, the spot wasn't so good when the first people started to climb out. Haha, that was a perfekt ready-set-no .
  5. Well, I think my accident qualifies me for posting in this forum now. Last year I got paralyzed from the hips down in a base jumping accident. While I really can't recommend that, I'm still enjoying life very much and recovery is going quite fast. I'm even getting back some function in my legs
  6. It uses the 433 MHz frequency band. Should be possible to built it with other frequencies.
  7. Sorry, english is not my first language, what does "411" mean?
  8. Actually I've also been looking for a "cutaway-canopy-transmitter" for quite a while. Good news is: there's already something that works well enough. I'm using the transmitter for one year now without any problems. I decided against GPS for these reasons: o The units that are small enough to put them in the main bag need to be recharged every day. o The units that have a battery that lasts long enough are too bulky. o The small units still have to much weight to put them in the PC handle in my opinion. A too heavy PC handle can be a factor for malfunctions (PC / bridle wraps). o If the cutaway canopy lands in an area without mobile reception, you have no chance to find it. So what I use is a radio transmitter that is located in the main bag. It's extremly light-weight (14 grams) and really small (14x40mm + antenna). The battery lasts almost one year. The transmitter sends a simple "beep" every few seconds. There's a receiver (something like a radio with a special antenna) to search for the canopy. It shows you which direction to go (the "beep" is louder in that direction). With a little practise this works great. I didn't have any real cutaways last year, just had someone hide the transmitter to try it out.
  9. The distance between the middle and the small ring seems to be a little bit to short (maybe one centimeter, not several). This will cause a slightly higher load on the white loop. A higher force will be required to pull the cut away handle (you don't want to do that anyway on a basejump). Of course in the worst case, a loop loaded too high could break. The middle ring doesn't have to touch the webbing. The rings must have metal to metal contact, in the ideal case the bottommost end of the small ring is touching the headmost end of the middle ring, to get the best leverage. To test the 3-ring-system, you would need some tools including a 600 lbs scale. Maybe you can find a rigger that has this equipment. As it looks like the large 3-ring-system, that allows higher tolerances than the small one, it's maybe not too bad. Is it a second hand rig that has been jumped and worked like this before? Then check the loop for damages and the yellow cable for kinks. If it's a new rig, contact the manufacturer. He knows how his rigs have to look like. As a work around you could use a softlink to connect the riser to the large ring on the harness.
  10. Thank you very much for your answers, that helped a lot.
  11. In the last weeks several people asked me if it's possible to attach something like a small transmitter to a main canopy, to make it possible to find it in case of a cut away. Maybe something like an avalanche transceiver. I remember I've seen an advertising for such a system in a (american?) skydiving magazine years ago. There was a small part sewn to the riser and a larger detector that could be rented. Does anyone know if this still exists, and how good it works?
  12. The Raven III Reserve has 249 sqft (according to PIA measurement 232-242 sqft, because they use a slightly different measurement technique). You won't find the size on any lable, but you can find it in the Dan Poynter's Book. The manufacturer decided to give the different sizes different names (Raven I - IV). The Raven I is the smallest one (181 sqft) and the Raven IV is the largest (282 sqft).
  13. Just found this: So sweet ...
  14. Some time ago I saw these wing extensions on Anyone remembers? That's mainly a piece of fabric with a gripper, that can be sewn to a smaller wingsuit (GTI, Classic), to get some extra surface area and grippers to hold the wing. Someone was selling them in the classifieds. Does someone know if they are still available somewhere? Someone knows who made them? Of course I could make a pair on my own. But I'd prefer buying them or sharing the experience with someone who has built them successfully before instead of finding out by trial and error what works best.
  15. Another skills camp, for all the people who live in the other part of the world: I'll be running a wingsuit skills camp in Schweighofen, Germany from may 28th to june 3rd. The goal is to develop and improve the special skills that are needed for flying bigways. Of course I had the AN-72-Boogie in mind when I planned this camp. If you want some extra training before you join the big flocks in Cochstedt, or you just have fun seeing many happy faces during flight, this might be what you're looking for. Please email me for registration. Susanne
  16. Some dates in Schweighofen, south-west-Germany: 01.-04.05.2007 Wingsuit Beginner Course 28.05.-03.06.2007 Training Camp Wingsuit Formation, Preparation for Bigways This one is especially interesting for people who want to get some extra training for the event in Cochstedt. 18.-22.07.2007 Wingsuit Course advanced formation more events possible 06.-12.08.2007 and 05.-09.09.2007
  17. I havn't seen the photo, but as far as I know the BirdMan guy was Rolf
  18. Frank Täsler made a nice photo just after exit. Unfortunately I never saw any video.
  19. Four weeks ago I did two wingsuit tandems as a passenger at the AN-72 boogie in Cochstedt/Germany. The tandemmaster was Jens Solinsky. On the first one we had just one wingsuit (the passenger), the next one was done with both of us wearing wingsuits. It was great fun and flying not too bad, you just have to agree on the direction you want to turn . Susanne